Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Probe land deal, says Ipoh Timur MCA man - The Star

IPOH: April 23, 2008 By Hah Foong Lian

The MCA must set up a panel to investigate the land deal involving the Ipoh Timur division chief and a soya sauce factory at Pasir Pinji here, a committee member of the division said.

Calling for the probe to be conducted within 14 days, Ipoh Timur MCA division committee member Andy Low Kim Piau said the supposed transaction had tarnished the party's image.

"I am giving the party 14 days to investigate the matter. Failing which, I reserve my right to lodge and police and ACA (Anti-Corruption Agency) report," Low said at a press conference Wednesday.

Low said an inquiry should be held because it was in line with the call by MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting for a healthy political culture in the party.

It had been reported recently that the state government had stopped the transfer of land title to the division after receiving reports over the matter.

A soya sauce factory that has been operating since 1953 is located on the plot of land.

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